Anyway, I'm not a coffee person but I do love, love, love tea! Eons ago,For my 22nd birthday my mom and dad got me a great, expensive electric tea pot. I love it but it is a pain in the rear to clean. However, any tea drinker worth their salt knows that tea 1. Can't be microwaved and 2. Is best when properly brewed in a clean pot. (If you are such a technical tea drinker that you think "properly" means boiled over a gas stove--pooh on you!).
It is a must to have a good, clean pot (is there a drug reference like "that's what she said"? If so, this is a perfect time to use it--good, clean pot. Ha ha!). Wow--am I digressing?!
Back to the pot (!). To clean your tea pot there are two very easy options.
- Put 1 cup of white vinegar into the pot. Fill to the brim with boiling water. Let sit overnight. Drain. Rinse. Wash. Rinse. Dry. Make tea.
- Put 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the tea pot. Fill to the brim with boiling water. Let sit overnight. Drain. Rinse. Wash. Rinse. Dry. Make tea.
Since I'm not a coffee drinker I can't be certain but I'd bet you can use the same steps to clean out your nasty coffee carafes.
Hope your day "brews" up something spectacular.
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